~~~The Daily Egg Hunt~~~

~~~The Daily Egg Hunt~~~

Our Eggs

*****Disclaimer To My Friends*****

*****There Will Be Snake Photos In This Post*****

(…..there I feel better now…..)

(…..I have a few squeamish friends…..)

More Of Our Eggs

It’s that time of year when my biddies (the chickens…..not my friends) are warming up to more egg production…

It conveniently coincides with Spring Egg Celebrations like Easter…

Being that my hens are all truly free-range…..that means they can lay their eggs just about anywhere…

A daily egg-search is a must…….

…..on top of the generator…….

…..in the foot-well of the wagonette…….

…..behind the propane tanks…….

…..behind the stored plywood…….

…..in the manure-filled wheelbarrow in the breezeway of the barn…….

Eggs In The Hay
The Result Of Eggs Not Found In Time…..(in the horse trailer)
Eggs In The Back Of My Truck

…..and then the “regular” places…..like in the chicken coop…..in the hen’s actual laying-boxes…

One Of Our Buff Orpington Hens In Front Of The Laying Boxes…..(sorry for the blurry picture)

The daily egg-search is not just for me…….

…..it’s now a foot-race with the crows and the snakes…….

See The Little Rat Snake’s Head Peeking Around The Corner

…..I’ve complained about the jeering/obnoxious crows before…….

!!!!!!!***************************They Vex Me So***************************!!!!!!!

…..But NOW there’s the addition of a tiny rat snake…….

…..who is racing me for the daily cache of barn-eggs too…….!

Who knew collecting eggs could be so aerobic…….!

Crow Eaten Egg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The crows have taken to tossing empty shells at me when I’m too late…….

Yet Another Crow Eaten Egg

Uuuuuuuggggggghhhhhhh!!!

I take it personally…….

I should count myself lucky that the crows haven’t figured out how to fly into the chicken coop yet…….

…..you know the expression…..to have “flown the coop”?…….

…..well, it takes on a real-life concept here…….

The New Mr. Rat Snake

AND NOW THERE’S A SNAKE IN THE DAILY FOOT RACE TOO!

I spotted him last week smoothly skating along the stacked plywood…….toward some new eggs from a couple of vagabond hens…….

Can You See Mr. Snake To The Right Of The 4″ x 4″ & ┬áBehind The Plywood

…..my hand was on the eggs…..when I glanced to my right…..and right there was the little snake’s beady eyes…..reproaching me for my egg collecting…….

…..I was unflustered and grabbed the eggs anyway…….

(Little Mr. Rat Snake…….)

…..then a couple days later, I ran into the little snake once again…….

(…..Who Was Not As Little…….)

…..the little fella just kept on going, and going, and going…….

(…….As I Originally Thought…….)

…..he wasn’t a little snake at all…….

…..he was quite a long, long snake after all…….

(Mr. Rat Snake Is Actually Quite Long…….And Still In The Barn)

…..the last I saw him, he was scaling one of the barn’s corner/telephone pole posts…….heading towards the hayloft…….

…..and there he stays…..I’m sure…..until he drops on me some sunny day from the rafters above my head……..

…..I just hate when that happen…….

…..I really do…

Hard Fought For Eggs

 

 

 

 

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